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argil

[ahr-jil]
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noun
  1. clay, especially potter's clay.
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Origin of argil

1350–1400; Middle English argilla < Latin < Greek árgillos, equivalent to arg(ós) white + -il(l)os noun suffix
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argil

noun
  1. clay, esp potters' clay
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin argilla white clay, from Greek argillos
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